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Overview

The Names Section includes properties related to name handling.

Properties

Pronoun Substitution

GedSite may be configured to use a pronoun in place of a person's name when rendering person name variables. A name variable is eligible to be rendered as a pronoun when these conditions are met:

  1. The variable must refer to the subject, the person whose person entry is being written.
  2. The variable must be creating the first output of the sentence template.
  3. The variable must be a full name variable.

    Variables that yield the first name or some other subset of the name are not eligible.

  4. The variable must not include an option that requires the full name to be rendered.

    Several programs have variables that require a full name, or options that may be added to a name variable to force the full name to be rendered.

If the above conditions are met, GedSite will apply an additional rule that is determined by the Pronoun Substitution property. The rules are described in the list below. The rules are listed in "less pronouns" to "more pronouns" order.

Never
GedSite will never substitute a pronoun for the subject's name.
Last person
GedSite will substitute a pronoun for the subject's name when the subject was the last person referenced by a name variable.
Last person of same gender
GedSite will substitute a pronoun for the subject's name when the subject was the last person referenced by a name variable, or when an intervening person had the opposite gender from the subject.

This rule addresses a common occurrence where a subject shares several events with a spouse. This rule is the default.

Always except first
GedSite will always substitute a pronoun for the subject's name except for the first reference to the subject's name in a Tag Set.
Always
GedSite will always substitute a pronoun for the subject's name.
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